The story behind the Chilean miners' Jesus T-Shirts
October 14th, 2010
04:49 PM ET

The story behind the Chilean miners' Jesus T-Shirts

As miners were being pulled from Chile's San Jose mine Wednesday, most were wearing tan T-shirts over their coveralls. The Chilean government told reporters the green coveralls were designed to help absorb the sweat as they ascended to the top.

But Wes Little, a CNN editor/producer in Atlanta, wondered why the miners were wearing the T-shirt over their coveralls. He noticed a logo on the T-shirt's left sleeve for the Jesus Film Project.

Here's what we found:

The Jesus Film Project is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International, the massive Orlando, Florida-based evangelical ministry.

The Jesus Film Project tells us they have translated the film into 1,105 languages and that it has been seen in every country. You can watch or listen to over a 1,000 of the translations here.

The main goal of TJFP's ministry is to create and distribute effective media in every language, says Berry Fiess, the group's director of field information services.

Seventeen days into the mine accident, CCCI country director for Chile, Christian Maureira, started contacting public officials to see if they could send the miners a copy of the film. Fiess said Maureira was able to reach a daughter and a brother of miner Jose Henriquez.

Through that family contact, the group was able to send an MP3 audio version of the Jesus film and an MP3 audio version of the New Testament in Spanish to Henriquez down in the mine.

The Jesus film explains that the New Testament tells how Jesus is laid in a tomb-like cave after his crucifixion. Three days later, Jesus is said to have risen from the dead. In the Jesus film, women come to the tomb and find the stone that blocked the entrance has been rolled away, the cave empty.

It is unclear if the miners saw the resurrection story as a parallel for their hoped-for rescue, but Jose Henriquez passed along a letter to CCCI's Maureira from inside the mine. Fiess shared the English translation with CNN:

Thank you for this tremendous blessing for me and my coworkers. It will be good for our spiritual edification. I am fine because Christ lives in me.

We have prayer services at 12 noon and 6 pm.

"At the end of the letter," Fiess said, "(Henriquez) said goodbye with Psalm 95:4, which says, 'In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him.'"

A few days later, Henriquez asked Maureira to get them special T-shirts.

"The T-shirts were a gift from Campus Crusade for Christ Chile," Fiess said. "In the front you can read, 'Gracias Senor' - 'Thank you Lord.'"

And on the back, Psalm 95:4.

"Apparently, all the miners liked them," Fiess said. "It kind of solidified them."

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Chile • Christianity • Missionaries • South America

soundoff (580 Responses)
  1. annoyed

    can the atheist STOP pushing their fanatic "GOD doesn't exist!" agenda onto believers? The same goes for the religious ones. It's annoying when people try to make you believe something you don't want. Both are equally annoying when you do that.

    October 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
    • doobismoobie

      um, I'm an Atheist. I don't believe anything. It's like not believing in Big Foot. ("You don't believe in Big Foot? Then what DO you believe in?") Children 'believe' things. My world doesn't require belief.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
    • Dan

      And, both are religious views. (One affirming, one disavowing.)

      October 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
    • doobismoobie

      Disavowing? The lack of belief is not a belief in and of itself. The two are mutually exclusive. Atheist don't believe anything, which is hard to grasp if you're use to believing things. The absence of belief is not a belief. The absence of madness isn't the lack of madness, or the disavowel of madness. It's simply not there. Get it?

      October 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
    • smath

      Doobis, up to this point in the conversations I have read you have at least said sensical things. However, your logic here is atrocious:

      "The absence of belief is not a belief. The absence of madness isn't the lack of madness, or the disavowel of madness. It's simply not there. Get it?"

      Saying "madness isn't there" IS a lack of madness. The absence of madness IS a lack of madness by pure definition. In the same way, you claim not to believe anything, when really you believe there isn't a God.

      You don't have any other options here. You either believe there is a God or you believe there is not a God. Please explain to me how anything else could be an option here, from a logical standpoint.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:05 am |
    • Raison


      Your reasoning skills are atrocious. You assume there are only two sides to this. You forgot agnostics, like me. Duh.

      Plus, the lack of a belief is not a belief. It is simply a position of receptiveness waiting for the proof that does not yet exist.

      Did you get that? A LACK OF BELIEF (I'm wondering if you need glasses by now) IS NOT A BELIEF.
      Please take your Bible back to the one who supposedly wrote it. Yours is filled with numerous errors. Ask for a refund. I would, but I threw mine away, not wanting to inflict such nonsense on anyone at the used book store....I do that with any book that is pathetic and messed up beyond redemption.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:55 am |
  2. MyLove

    Stop blaming God for everything. He created you who has a soul, but what do you do? You refuse to accept you have one, then blaspheme the one who gave you this gift.
    You spew lies, but his word says..Your lies will find you out,,no matter how well hidden.
    So, you may believe you have no soul (lie), but one day it will "prove" to you it exists (find you out)
    Your "liberation" from God is short lived, like the body you dwell in. One day it will return to dust. You will stand before Almighty God...Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess, that I am the Lord thy God!

    October 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
    • doobismoobie

      you are? Sweet man, that must be cool.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  3. Evan

    As much as the Church is touted as intolerant (and I agree that much of the church has failed in its call to love the world), this comment board says something about the other side of intolerance.

    October 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
    • Dan

      well said; atheism seems to be the most intolerant religion of the day...

      October 14, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
    • Melly

      It wasn't the church (or much of it) who failed in its call to love the world.. The people have. Besides, the very reason of this failure is the failure to truly know & love God. We will never know how to love the 'world' (our brethren) unless we lose ourselves in Christ first.

      October 16, 2010 at 1:00 am |
    • Frank

      Yeah, atheists can be as intolerate as everyone else. People of all stripes have the same potential to be uppity and self-righteous.

      October 16, 2010 at 1:03 am |
    • Kate

      I have no doubt that 'I don't believe you' feels very intolerant.

      But everytime you say "I believe this", you are saying exactly the same thing to everyone who believes differently are being no more tolerant.

      You almost as much atheist as I.. I only believe in one less god than you.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  4. Jim Mattison

    Interesting. If faith helped them survive then more power to them.
    BTW, Jesus is not God! He never pretended to be God nor the son of God. His early followers never believed that either. It was later on that this false belief was added. Those who don't know that probably also don't know that the first 12 Popes were married and had children. It was only later when the church decided that it wants to inherent priests instead of their family that they came up with this celibacy story. This lead to priests becoming pedophiles! I'm not against religion but people need to research what they are lectures in churches and think about it instead of blindly accepting it.

    October 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
    • reallymom123

      For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not die but have eternal life. John 3:16.

      October 15, 2010 at 1:24 am |
    • David Johnson


      Why do you think there is a god?

      October 15, 2010 at 11:39 am |
    • Ranger

      I'm sure she has countless reasons, as do I, not the least of which are:
      1. Personal experience (it's subjective, but real nonetheless)
      2. Fine-tuning in the universe (see R. Collins, Rees, Davies, et. Al.)
      3. Sound cosmological arguments (KCA, Leibnizian, Feser/B. Davies recent resurrection of Thomistic arguments)
      4. Modal ontological arguments (see Maydole or see Malcom)
      5. Moral arguments (John Hare and Bob/Marilynne Adams)
      6. The evidence for the resurrection, the reliability of the Bible and various other topics (see Wright, Bauckham, Witherington for the NT...or the vast majority of NT scholars, and see OT historians like Kitchen, Bright, Wood, Ortiz, Hoffmeier or theologians like C. Wright, Goldingay, Wenham, Kidner, et. al.)
      7. The success of the Christian faith against all sorts of cultures. There are believers amidst the slums of India and throughout the halls of Oxford. Its more geographically diverse than almost any other sociological movement.
      8. The impossibility of the contrary (see the famous Bahnsen/Stein debate)

      This is just a sample, but you can clearly see that Christian faith (while originating in Gods revelation to his people) has confirming evidence and arguments defended by those at the highest levels of academia and held by some of the worlds most respected scholars is many varied fields.

      Chances are that I won't check this post again, and I have no intention to start a debate, but simply wanted to comment to show that Christiainity can be defended and has both rational and intellectual justification. I would like to comment though that the comments thus far have been extremely derogatory from both sides, and such ad hominem attacks usually are the result of those posing them having inadequate defenses for their worldview or perspective. Of course, strong defenses cannot be had out In blog comments, so I guess people think cheap shots are more effective?

      October 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
    • Justin Carmina

      Hey Jim, I agree with you. If faith helped them through this that is great. I am a believer in Christ and I do believe in the Triune God (Father, Son, and Spirit). I think that one of the biggest problems with religion in general is that people blindly follow those in leadership positions without looking for themselves what their religion actually believes. I Thessalonians 5:21 says that we are supposed to test everything that we hear. These words were written by Paul the greatest theologian to ever live. If Paul is telling his readers that they should test everything, including what he says, how much more should Christians today test what they hear from their pastors, preachers or teachers. I have heard both that Jesus did claim to be God and that he didn't. What is a Christian to do? Exactly what Paul taught us to do, test it. Where should a Christian go but the Bible, the ultimate authority to a Christian. When you look in the Bible you will see over and over where Jesus does claim to be God. In John 10:30 Jesus says "I and the Father am one". This is a huge claim of deity. In John 17:11 when Jesus is praying for unity for future believers, he prays "that they may be one, as even we are". This is Jesus once again telling us that he believes he is God. In Mark 2:1-12 in the story of Jesus healing the paralytic who was lowered from the roof, he tells the man in verse 5 " son, your sins are forgiven". This is a huge statement because no one can forgive sins but God alone. Though not everyone today believes that, 1st Century Jews most certainly did. Jesus' comment was so controversial that two verses later in 7 they asked "who can forgive sins but God alone?". Jesus knew exactly what his statement was saying, that he was God. My personal favorite example is that found in John 8:58. Before you look at that verse you should look to Exodus 3:14. this is one if the most famous verses in all of the Old Testament. The setting is Moses and the burning bush on Mount Horeb in Midian. Moses asks God what his name is and God replies " I am who I am". Every God fearing Jew knew what the term I am refered to. It was the name of the Most High God. In John 8:58 Jesus says that he is the I am. This was such a huge thing that people wanted to kill him immediately. Jesus most certainly believed that he was God, and he claimed often. Not only did Jesus believe but his disciples also did. Peter professed Jesus as the Christ in Mark 8:29. I am not sure what is meant by people did not believe in the deity of Christ for some time after his death. The last book in the New Testament was written a mere 60 years after his death by one of Jesus' closest followers, John. Most of the other books were written 20-35 years after the death of Jesus. Over and over Jesus is talked about as God in those letters. Parts of Philippians 2 are a creed used by the early church just a couple of years after his death. Philippians 2:6 says that he was in very nature God. The early church definitely believed in the deity of Christ. Hope this helps clarify some misunderstandings. I only wish that people that believe and people that don't believe would look to Scripture to find out what Christianity is really all about. Sorry for the sloppiness of this post, I am writing it from my iTouch.

      October 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @Justin Carmina

      The entire New Testament was written with the sole purpose of "proving" Jesus was the Messiah. Why does it surprise you the authors have people, including Jesus, saying and doing things that achieve that end? It would be sort odd if that wasn't so. Yes?

      October 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
    • Justin Carmina


      Hey man, that is a great point. Obviously if you want to prove something you will try and use whatever tools necessary to make sure you are proven correct. The interesting part about that argument in this situation is the fact that during the time of the New Testament being written and even a couple hundred years after Christianity was only looked down upon, it was also illegal. It had all of these things going against it yet there really isn't anything denying it. Where is the Roman response to Jesus, his disciples and their claims? If these people didn't believe there would be tons of ancient literature claiming that the church or even Jesus didn't believe in the deity of Christ. Not only that, the Jewish leaders at the time would totally look down on it. The thing is, historians like Josephus say that the early believers believed in Jesus as the Christ. Notice how it says what the Christians believed. This was written by him around the year 62-65. I know that using the Bible to prove the Bible is a silly circular argument in affairs such as this. However, you have to use the Bible if we are trying to find out what the early church and even Jesus thought. I guess I would ask, where does Jesus not claim to be God? Where does the early church or his disciples deny the deity of Jesus? I can not find anywhere that goes against the Bible even in extra-Biblical sources.

      October 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
    • Jim Mattison

      @Justin Carmina
      I love how you have read and know the Bible! You actually have researched and 'tested' what you heard, and I commend you for that. The only problem is that you got all your information from the Bible of today, which is not the same holy Bible of God! The original Bible is over 2,000 years old. Unfortunately it was not written down during Jesus life. What we have today came from what Jesus followers wrote down,each with his own recollection and point of view. This is why we have so many versions of the Bible. Add to that the fact that Jesus and his followers did not speak English (I hope this is not a shock for some of you!), so a lot has been lost in translation and through thousands of years.
      Here is how *I* believe it happened: Mary, Jesus Mom became pregnant because of the will of God – I think we can all agree on the virgin birth of Jesus. Since Jesus did not have a father, people started to say that God is Jesus "father". However, the creation of Jesus is the same as the the creation of Adam and Eve and is very easy for the almighty God. God never had a wife, girlfriend, father, or children. These are all attributes of humans and other creatures of God (needing birth to procreate), but they are not qualities of God.
      Some of the Christian sects share the above belief. They are the only sects that did not get their message polluted. Its really sad to see so many well-intentioned worshipers of God misled into this false belief of Jesus being God. Jesus was a prophet of God like Noah, Abraham, and many others. Yes Jesus did heal the sick, brought back the dead, walked on water, etc. But these were acts done with God's power and not by Jesus own 'super powers'. After all, Jesus was only human!

      October 16, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  5. grama

    I dare you to talk this way about Mohammed.
    BTW, what kind of encouragement did you give those miners, huh?

    October 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
    • 808mbp

      Oh all religion is included in that statement. If you threaten someone over a religious figure, you only strengthen my argument and prove religious people are mindless and can turn violent....

      October 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
    • Murdawg


      Right... Religious people are crazy...

      Need I remind you of all the crazy, sick, murderous people in history, both religious and irreligious. Religion is not the problem. People are. People will manipulate anything for their own agenda.

      October 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
    • maddawg

      LMAO....mohammed is a jaggoff of a desert dwelling, sun-dried, brain-fried fool that touched little boys in ways so disgusting, the decoum of this comments section, prevents me from stating them here.

      and of course, any idiot that is so lame to believe in such a jaggoff, is nothing more than an oxygen thief of a lemming and this world WILL BE much better without them on the planet.....period!

      you lemming fools...."silly rabbit....gods are for the weak!"

      October 15, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  6. 808mbp

    Why is the fate of these few miners such a concern to you when your god apparently lets millions die a far worse death? Religion and what people do for THEIR religions over others differences kill more people than anything else. If people just believed in what they can do themselves with their fellow man rather than argue and fight over religious nonsense the world would be a better place. You are living in the middle ages, can't you see that?? There is no way to argue a position when all you have to defend yourself is, I believe it....Having a large group of people sharing a delusion doesn't make it true....it makes it very very dangerous. Just look at what the Christians and Muslims and all kinds of other ideologies have done to the world, murdering over this supposed god?? Launching crusades and jihad against people that just don't believe in what you do? Nonsense, if anyone should be ashamed of themselves its you church mongers....

    October 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
    • reallymom123

      It is quiet obvious that you too have never read the Bible nor understand what is means to be a follower of Christ.

      October 15, 2010 at 1:19 am |
    • Kate

      Actually reading the bible has created more atheists than any other single activity out there.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
    • dronic

      I was a Christian....until I really started reading and understanding the religion that I proclaimed. The problem here is that many atheists/agnostics are just as intolerant to others beliefs as Christians. are. I don't believe Christian doctrine, nor do I follow it. I also try not to criticize others' place in life. If we could just learn that EVERYONE is different. We all have varying experiences that shape and mold us.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  7. TK

    How do all these mouth breathers that believe in an invisible bearded man in the sky manage to use a computer and post their nonsense here? Why are they even reading CNN? Fox News is only a few keystrokes away...

    October 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
    • David Johnson


      Be grateful for our crop of fundies. They are most entertaining!

      October 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
    • Raison

      Thank you, O Great CNN, for this bountiful crop of stupid fundies upon which we heap our scorn!

      We will post many posts with singular devotion!


      October 15, 2010 at 2:44 am |
  8. doobismoobie

    Alicia, way to play the odds girl! You should go to Vegas. What a stupid reason to believe in some made up story. Why not just live your life well and not in delusion? Surely 'God' doesn't require your belief? Reason your way out of it, a life without religion is one of liberation. Your beliefs require you to close your eyes to the real world (dinosaurs maybe?) and live in the darkness. Open your eyes, don't be scared. You all know it's true deep down inside.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
    • reallymom123

      A live without God and Jesus Christ is a life without meaning or purpose.

      October 15, 2010 at 1:17 am |
    • Peace2All


      There have been cultures of people on this planet that never knew anything about 'Jesus Christ' and have found personal meaning.

      People didn't just all of a sudden develop meaning in their lives when Jesus came along.

      You might want to re-think that just a bit.

      October 15, 2010 at 4:17 am |
  9. Alicia

    The way I see it, either Jesus was the son of God and rose from the dead, or he was just another simple man. If I choose to believe in him, and live a life that honors him and then die to find out it wasn't so, then at least I lived a good life, based in good principles. If you choose not to believe in him and die to find out you were wrong, ouch.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
    • David Johnson

      You said, "The way I see it, either Jesus was the son of God and rose from the dead, or he was just another simple man. If I choose to believe in him, and live a life that honors him and then die to find out it wasn't so, then at least I lived a good life, based in good principles. If you choose not to believe in him and die to find out you were wrong, ouch."

      What you are suggesting, is an argument called Pascal's Wager.

      You believe you are in no danger, because by believing in your god, you will either go to heaven or simply be dead.

      The problem is, that the Muslims believe the Christians are going to hell. What if Allah is the one true god? There are ~2000 different denominations of Christianity. Many believe only their members will go to Heaven. Did you choose the right one?

      You can't avoid risk, Alicia. If you have chosen wrong, you could well find yourself at a very large barbecue when you die.

      Also, if there is no afterlife, then this life is all the more precious. Each minute, of every day, should be spent on something that fulfills you. Think of how much time you might be wasting, worshiping a god who isn't there.

      Happy Trails!

      October 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
    • Raison


      If you don't choose to make sure that you are not being lied to, then you will have been food for the wolves, and your only legacy will be their droppings in the snow.
      Seek the truth. Do it honestly. Test everything that others tell you and be as skeptical and as cynical as you can, for your fellow humans are barely more than upright animals that can walk, talk, make fire, and use computers and write Bibles.
      The values you hold dear are just values. If you have ever been lied to and you believed it, remember that.
      Remember being lied to? Did God make them do this? What is the truth of human motivation?
      Seek the truth. If you are comfortable in fantasy, just keep it from hurting other people and you won't get much noise from people like me.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:26 am |
    • tacoma

      I beg to differ in you opinion that if God and Jesus are not real than you have not lost anything.(Let me preface this next bit by saying that I believe that Christ is 100% my savior and is real and just using this language as a way to show how important he is to our lives) As a Christian if I die and find out that Jesus is not real than I have lost everything. I have lost my savior, my redeemer. I have lost eternity. I have lost forgiveness. I've lost grace. I've lost my most significant relationship. I have denied the ways of this world for nothing and I look a fool.
      If Christians say that we have lost nothing if our Savior does not exist because we've lived a good life, we are fooling ourselves. Why would anyone serve a God that if he doesn't exist it doesn't matter cause at least we've lived a good life. God isn't about living a good life, he's about grace, redemption, mercy, peace, love, joy, hope, eternity, and a relationship; if He doesn't exist (which I know He 100% does) than we have lost everything.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:48 am |
    • David Johnson


      Alicia is talking (I think) about the risk of hell.

      If there is no afterlife, you won't be disappointed. You will be dead. Your brain will cease to function. All that you are will be gone. You won't be aware of anything. You will exist no more. See?

      October 15, 2010 at 11:33 am |
    • Tacoma

      @David Johnson
      I get that, I've always gotten that. But what I'm saying is it's not enough to just say that you've lived a good life so it doesn't matter if God existed because if God doesn't exist (which he does) the very definition of a "good life" changes. Christians should not answer the questions of "what if your God isn't real?" with "Oh, well at least i've lived a good life," our answer should be, "Well, then I've just lost everything."

      October 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
    • David Johnson


      The object of worshiping a god for a lifetime, would be to keep you out of hell. If it turns out there is no afterlife, then you also avoid being tortured for all eternity. So according to Pascal's Wager, worshiping a god is a win-win.

      A life spent worshiping a non-existent god is one of the problems with Pascal's Wager. The other, more important problem is, if you picked the right, keep your buns out of hell, god. If you haven't then, you wasted a lot of your life worshiping a god and now you are going to hell. *sigh* There just isn't a way to avoid risk. LOL

      Happy Trails!

      October 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
    • Sue

      TO ELICIA – Amen sister, amen! And let's net forget that the WRATH of God is what we need to fear and respect as well as his AMAZING grace, love and forgiveness – God Bless!

      October 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
    • ybs

      All religions are the subjugation of self AND others. There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They've fooled themselves for millennia!

      Sheep are sheep!


      November 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  10. booosty

    shut up

    October 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  11. yoya

    i'm sure the miners were NOT forced to wear it... as i am sure that it was NOT a requirement for them to be pulled out... im sure it was as solidarity for each other, for what they went thru together and got ispired by this christian organization... the organization may have seen it as a chance to show themselves to the world.. but to the miners, it was just a matter of showing how grateful they are with God... imho.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
    • ybs

      All religions are the subjugation of self AND others! No more; no less! There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They've fooled themselves for millennia!


      November 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  12. alex

    Atheist being rude to the miners.. making nasty comments just shows the true side of you guys.

    "God gave you guys to a depraved mind, making the truth you believe in even truer".. I hope it was worth it and may you wake up one day and realize everything here didnt happen by chance and luck.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
    • Raison


      "those nasty old non-believers! And here we've been praying for them to stop, yet they keep saying prayers don't work!"

      October 15, 2010 at 2:14 am |
    • Peace2All


      It's not 'just' atheists that are being rude. And.... You claim things about faith. Have you actually been through the dying experience, and brought back to life...? I have. And trust me, it is *not* anything like the christian fundamentalists 'think' it is.

      October 15, 2010 at 4:03 am |
    • Pdf

      @alex: Who's being rude to the miners? No one. The rudeness is being directed at those who refuse to give credit to the hardworking individuals who actually made the rescue a success, and placing it on a god that only hypothetically exists.

      October 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
    • ybs

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They've fooled themselves for millennia!

      @alex typifies religious sheep!


      November 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  13. Riquin

    When so many people around the world were asking GOD for help in saving these miners nothing can go wrong !!! NOTHING DID GO WRONG !!!

    October 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
    • Whoa

      Ah, so it's a 'numbers' deal, eh? So, not enough pleadings from all around the world hit the magic number in the tsunami, or the Haitian earthquake or Katrina or for world peace? The miners in other cave-ins who perished just didn't have the numbers - pity.

      Get real.

      October 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
    • reallymom123

      If you actually read the Bible you would see that we are not promised a happy, problem free and disaster free life. please, before you dispute the Bible, God or Jesus Christ at least READ the Bible so we can have an educated discussion.

      October 15, 2010 at 1:11 am |
    • Pdf

      @Riquin: Yes, im sure many people prayed to many different gods for this outcome. I wonder which god it was that decided to help...

      October 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  14. Deutsch

    What matters most here is that the miners appreciated what CCCI did for them. Non believers all I have to say is welcome to America, land of the free where we are all free to worship as we wish. Now if you don't wish to exercise that right then don't but leave the rest of us in peace. If you don't believe in Jesus then why did you read the story? If you want to know about Jesus ask a Christian.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
    • Kate

      Unfortunately most atheists know far more about Jesus than any Christian and often, that is why they are atheists.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
    • ybs

      Asking a sheep? That makes lots of sense, mental midget!

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They've fooled themselves for millennia!


      November 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  15. Lightsam

    To all Jesus fans on this post... Tell me that God did this and I can accept that. Although that makes God inconsistent, because the same God also threw a tsunami at tens of thousands of victims and has allowed other unspeakable horrors to take place on this earth. But DON'T tell me that a man named Jesus who lived and died twenty centuries ago had anything to do with the amazing character and technical abilities and heartwarming success of these great men in Chile.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
    • LoveSong2The Savior

      "For all things were created in Him...and in Him all things hold together." Colossians 1. God is the Creator of all. He created these men and women with "amazing character and technical abilities and heartwarming success of these great men in Chile." No one is good in and of themselves. Pride keeps us believing we're self-sufficient until we're in the bowels of the earth with no one but ourselves and our Maker. Your time will come, too...He loves you so much He will do anything to hear you cry out His Name in genuine repentance...and you will...some day.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
    • doobismoobie

      LoveSong that was the most creepy thing I've read in a long time. I can see you whispering it to yourself right before you open fire. Sure you're worshiping the nice god and not the mean one? Or is it that spirit one? Hard to keep track of all the Gods in this "monotheist" religion of yours....

      October 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
    • reallymom123

      having faith in God and in Jesus Christ had everything to do with their successful rescue. it is a shame that you can't see that.

      October 15, 2010 at 1:07 am |

      A man named Jesus who lived and died twenty centuries ago had EVERYTHING to do with the amazing character and technical abilities and heartwarming success of these great men in Chile.

      October 15, 2010 at 9:18 am |
    • cyndi0

      Your assumption is that God is good only if disaster never happens or if it does, if there are no casualties. I understand God differently. I believe Him to be good no matter the outcome that I can see. I believe that He is great enough, sovereign enough and loving enough to use disaster to accomplish His purposes–which are always not just good, but best. Because I believe that this life is not all there is, and because I look forward to an eternity where I will experience the joy of being in His presence and in His home–where death is no longer an issue–, I actually believe that death is not tragic for those whose hearts belong to Him. My prayer for you is that you would come to know Him, the one true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (John 17:3)–who demonstrated His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8) Blessings!

      October 15, 2010 at 11:00 am |
    • Bradley

      It's true that there are a lot of horrible things that happen but you can't attribute it all to God. So many of you forget about Satan being at work also.

      You blame the tsunami on God, yet fail to see the bigger picture. Haven't you heard all of the talk about global warming and how our aerosols and pollutants are destroying the ozone layer and causing more harmful rays to come in and heat up the earth? God aside, that is HUMAN behavior. With an increased temperature and the polar ice caps melting causing a GLOBAL change and leading to more sporadic weather patterns, of course there's going to be drastic effects. Stop blaming God for everything.

      Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," a.k.a. "We're not perfect." Have you ever done something horrible? What kind of justice should be shown? Do you think you deserve to get blessed by God for sinning? We all are SOOO incredibly lucky that we're living under God's grace and not his justice/wrath!

      Job 2:10 says, "...shall we accept good from God and not trouble?" If people didn't die then the earth would become overpopulated and there wouldn't be enough resources for us all to live. Then would you blame God for this problem or would you attribute it to people reproducing too much?

      I'm fine with accurate assumptions, but please take every side into consideration. Everybody has the right to their own opinion and the freedom to practice whatever faith (or lack thereof) they feel. I'll still reach out in love and do my best to show God's love to non-believers because that's what we're called to do. I, too, will be praying for God to open all of your hearts to wisdom and understanding, but most importantly to LOVE.

      God bless you all today!

      October 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm |
    • Pete

      Atheists posting here underestimate the source of heroism illustrated here. Great character formation throughout history has moreoften been inspired by God inspired faith than by any other. As for the injustices, yes this world is full of illustrations of them. Christianity on the other hand is about patience and perseverence in our call to give of ourselves out of love for God and neighbor. We ALL fall short of this altruistic challenge. But for those unwilling to try, Jesus illustrated the outcome in a parrable about Lazareth... and a rich man.

      October 15, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
    • ybs

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They've fooled themselves for millennia!

      Religions (christianity included) are the subjugation of others. No more; no less!


      November 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  16. The Shrike

    If I had just come out of there, I'd be shaking the hands of all the people that made it possible. Some mystical deity had nothing to do with it. Technology and the people. Pray in front of a nail sitting on some wood. See what happens. Nothing. Now put a hammer in your hand and hit the head of the nail. Nothing mystical about it.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
    • alex

      you say nothing happens but yet all these true believers in Christ get these marvelous signs like me that lets me know the lord is there.

      But yes.. everything in this world to "you" just coinsidently happened, the way he earth tilts on it's axis, if any change to that we would all die.. keep believing your life is a mistake.

      October 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
    • doobismoobie

      Alex, it is a coincidence. We evolved on the planet by accident. You're attaching meaning to it in order to satisfy your ego, which is incapable of believing you're actually from nothing and will return to nothing. Do you really think you're going to go bask in the clouds with the big nice god man? If you were the only people who believed it we'd all say you were nuts. But because there are so many of you we have to put up with the ridiculousness. Your beliefs are childlike and responsible for much more pain and anguish than most 'Christians' can admit to. Your beliefs seperate you from humanity. Personally I find it liberating that there's no god, it allows me to cherish my life. Life is happening now, heaven is now, hell is now. It's all in your head. The sooner you drop your fears and ego, the better you'll be.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
    • David Johnson


      doobismoobie is right. You want this to be a miracle, but what do you say when everyone or many perish in a natural disaster?

      While these men were being rescued from the earth, children were dieing of cancer and starvation. Why did the children deserve death and these men life?

      These men were saved by modern technology.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
    • damien

      @GOD, you are cracking me up!!!

      October 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
    • David Johnson


      For all these marvelous signs you see, the universe is also full horrible things:
      Babies born without brains, good people suffering monstrous tortures such as neurofibromatosis, evil people basking in the sun and enjoying long lives. Volcanoes erupting, earthquakes killing thousands, hurricanes and tornadoes blindly wiping out thousands of lives.

      You are looking at the universe, through your, as Ken Ham would say, bible glasses. He has people put these glasses on, before he spouts his theories about biblical people riding on dinosaurs. Take those glasses off.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
    • David Johnson


      You said, "Alex. I am sorry. I should have given you more sense"

      Actually, that is pretty funny. Cheers!

      October 15, 2010 at 12:05 am |
    • su

      In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

      October 15, 2010 at 12:29 am |
    • reallymom123

      it is ego and pride that make you think that you can exist apart from God, the creator of the universe. it makes me laugh that all of you who dismiss God have never even read a Bible. so many posts on here that are supposedly from the Bible are not, they are just lies that people have picked up from other people who never really read the Bible. the proof that God exists is simple, you exist. the universe and everything in it didn't just magically appear, please use some common sense.

      October 15, 2010 at 1:05 am |
    • Peace2All


      What makes you think that 'common sense' would have 'anything' to do with God, or the Bible.

      Quite honestly, I find the majority, of the Bible lacking 'any' kind of rational common sense whatsoever.

      October 15, 2010 at 4:08 am |
    • David Johnson


      You said, "it makes me laugh that all of you who dismiss God have never even read a Bible"

      Not true reallymom123. I have read the bible many times. Reading the bible is what led me to atheism.

      I think atheists would add a number of people to their roster, if people would only read the 'ol King James.

      The Bible, you know, is rather a disappointment. It has never done for humanity what it should have done. – Christopher Morley

      October 15, 2010 at 11:12 am |
    • imnotananimal

      the nightmare of atheits is when they are very thankful and they dont have someone to thank for.

      October 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
    • ybs

      The nightmares of religious sheep... they thank something that doesn't exist! 🙂

      BTW, science exists - as much as priests/the pope beat off! 🙂


      November 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  17. Shopsudan

    Praise Jesus for saving those men. People know when God has acted in their lives. Those of you who call this cheesy or laugh are too blind to see this and it's a pity. I pray that God opens your eyes so you can see how he has influenced your life.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
    • reallymom123

      Who created the "men of science"?

      October 15, 2010 at 12:53 am |
    • Jeff

      How nice of god to get these men trapped in a mine for 69 days in the first place. What a nice guy.
      Religion is the most dangerous thing in the world.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:19 am |
    • David Johnson


      You asked "Who created the "men of science"?"

      Umm...Their parents.? See when a mommy and a daddy love each other very much...

      October 15, 2010 at 10:59 am |
    • Monson


      I'm curious. So God "intentionally" got them trapped down there? How do you know?

      October 15, 2010 at 11:12 am |
    • Bob

      Monson, you might want to read comments in context. It was a referral to the statement "jesus got them out." Think before posting next time.

      October 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
    • ybs

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They've fooled themselves for millennia!


      November 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  18. Jack Heimbigner

    I'm glad that CCCI reached out to these guys. Forget the t-shirts and the publicity, that simple act was to encourage them and to show that people outside there families cared. And you never know, that could have saved some of their lives! Good job Campus Crusade for Christ!

    October 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
    • ybs

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They have fooled themselves for millennia!


      November 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  19. donpablito

    I think it's awesome! Way to go Campus Crusade, bringing life and light in the darkness. Haters, go back to your caves.

    October 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
    • doobismoobie

      I've never left it. Too busy staring at the shadows on the wall. Just like you. The only difference is I know they're shadows. You think they're real.

      October 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
    • Mel


      YOUR shadows seem to have a higher IQ than you do in your cave.

      October 15, 2010 at 9:19 am |
    • daddo

      well,doobis...since youre staring at walls,maybe post matthew 12:36-37 on that wall....one of the many verses i suspect you will face for eternity,anyway...john 12:48

      October 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
    • lifevorce

      It's right–God is good in the midst of the haters. I've figured out that the only difference between Protection and blessing is the prayers of His people. You pray for your family–and they are blessed. And, for other people, too. That seems to be the only difference between death and Life!

      October 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
    • Whoa


      I used to be a believer and prayed a whole bunch - my family was happy and they were sad sometimes, had successes and failures, some lived and some died.

      I haven't prayed in 20 years - my family is still happy and sad sometimes, have successes and failures, some live and some die. There is NO difference (other than that I am glad to have dropped the supersti-tious chants).

      October 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
    • ybs

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They can fool themselves as much as they want.


      November 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  20. Lori G

    Praise God for Jesus ...He's alive! He didn't lose even one! Jesus is alive!

    October 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
    • Hugo

      Yes Lori Thank you Jesus!!!!

      October 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
    • daddy12

      You see what happens when people seek Gods mercy Oh by the way(david johnson )TheLord says that you are dead in your sins.,it sounds like you needed to down in the mine to come to repentance also your bible learning needs some improvement .

      October 15, 2010 at 8:38 am |
    • Sam the Sham

      If this had occurred in the US they would have been prevented from getting the material and the distributor would have been sued and demonized (or vilified for you non-believers) for even trying to send this in to make the miners hopeful.

      October 15, 2010 at 9:06 am |
    • Thankful

      To the God haters, you may have turned your back on God, but He has not turned His back on you. Hopefully you will realize that and accept the love He freely offers to you. The miners are alive after 69 days in a dark hole. That's more than the work of man. It's a God thing.

      October 15, 2010 at 9:37 am |
    • Peace2All


      You attribute the miners being saved as to =GOD.... What do you attribute the thousands that die daily in terrible and horrible acts, individually and collectively....?

      October 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
    • daddo

      it is always amusing to watch those devoid of spirit explain something spiritual to those having the spirit...if you understood the context,you would know that"coming in his kingdom",and the"second coming",depending on the context,can be two different events..oh,but you thought you had a goof,eh?...romans 3:4..you must be the liar in the verse..

      October 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
    • Mark Alexander

      Peace2All@Thankful Said:"You attribute the miners being saved as to =GOD.... What do you attribute the thousands that die daily in terrible and horrible acts, individually and collectively....?"
      Anything that is good comes from God. We attribute death and suffering to Satan. He alone brought it into the perfect world. People get mad at God for things that Satan is causing to happen to them. They turn against God, then live daily doing the very things Satan wants them to do. Turn your back on Satan for his destruction and Thank God that He has provided a way out. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

      October 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
    • Peace2All


      I am more interested in your assertions about -paraphrasing here-- that basically "those that don't have the spirit... commenting on spiritual matters to people that 'have' the 'spirit', etc..

      So, I am very curious on that.... Would you be willing to explain or elaborate more please...?


      October 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Mark Alexander

      Thank you for your thoughts on this. So, if I am understanding your opinion, then basically, it is.....God vs. Satan.... When all the 'good' stuff happens, God has defeated Satan in that particular battle..? In this context, ...God saved the miners because he defeated Satan, who was trying to k-i-l-l them...?

      And what about the 'true believers' that still have atrocious terrible deaths happen to they and their families..... God must have 'really' been defeated by Satan... especially with all of the 'believers' that get these horror's and atroci-ties that happen...?

      Please explain, as I am very curious....


      October 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
    • ED_209

      Jesus IS alive, depending on how you thinkof Jesus (or "alive"). Jesus the man died, true. But, according to Christian doctrine, he lives in us (in spiritual and, if you take communion, even corporeal form). Whether or not you believe that Jesus the Man was the son of God and was therefore immortal, Jesus the Spiritual and Literary Figure is very much a part of our living culture, as demonstrated by the Chilean miners.
      I am not a Christian believer myself, but I understand Jesus as a primary figure behind the narrative and belief systems that form our culture. If you live in Western culture, whether you are Christian or not, you cannot deny the power that this figure (be he real or imaginary) holds. He/it is a part of your life, His words are a part of our collective moral compass, and the Bible is a founding work of our narrative tradition. Take whatever stance on that that you feel comfortable with, but whatever your beliefs, Jesus, even if he never existed, is still an IDEA, and one that apparently has the power to guide some people through their darkest hours. That idea is very much alive and thriving. However cynical you may be, Jesus is a cultural symbol of hope and love, and I see nothing wrong with such a concept being kept alive in our, or any, culture.

      October 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
    • daddo

      sure i will explain....romans 8:9 says that if one has no the spirit,he is none of his...seeing that it is the holy spirit which according to the gospel of john ,leads us to ALL truth,for one to lack the spirit is for one to ever lack knowledge...and again,how can one devoid of the teacher,which is the spirit,explain that which is spiritual to one with the spirit?..one cannot understand or determine truth without the holy spirit..

      October 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
    • robert harrison

      As I read the posted responses to this article I am surprised at the vehemence in the emails. Is it righteous indignation that motivate so many people who are angry that someone wants to give God credit for responding to peoples' prayers? Why does it make them so uncomfortable, even angry that Christian's find sense in the world around them. Do they get equally indignant towards Muslims or Hindus or Buddhists? In a word, no, they don't. Yet each of these religions seeks sense in the world. So all of you who are so angry that a Christian would want to give God credit for the safe return of the miners, ask yourselves some equally hard questions about your reactions and why you only attack Christian beliefs. Then go back and beat your drum about tolerance after you have learning to practice it a little.

      October 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
    • daddo

      robert,there is tolerance of ANY religion that has no christ in it...its that simple....if christ is not the exalted one,then he can be tolerated...if he is the judge,the messiah,the chosen one,GOD in the flesh,he is dismissed by the unregenerate...

      October 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Robert Harrison

      I obviously can't speak for anyone else here, and I am not sure if you are pointing someone in particular, or just making a 'blanket generalization' that anybody that doesn't believe in JC is a 'hater' of some kind.

      I don't hate christians or any other religion. So, let me clarify that upfront.

      Now, with that said, succinctly speaking, I- personally sometimes 'question' the lack of rationality and deflecting, when christian beliefs are put under scrutiny, just like anything else. It appears that a lot of christians want to cite chapter and verse of the bible, and yet when solid 'questions' are put to try and make sense of their faith. They just go back to citing chapter and verse of the bible.

      It also has to do with the 'ramifications' of 'some' fundamental religious groups wanting to make the United States a 'theocracy' ruled by christians and their religious view, which I personally, definitely don't want to have happen here. As do, a vast majority of people. (separation of church and state).

      Also, again... just to clarify, I don't want this to be another 'muslim' theocracy either. So, I quite frankly take issue with the literal belief of the whole Jesus thing... bible.. talking snake, and all of the things that, as science is progressing, it is getting harder for people to hold onto 'fundamental literalist interpretations of the bible. They just don't hold up under scrutiny. Just one example: You know.... the earth was made people and all only 6,000 years ago. Science has flat out proven that to be false.

      And the need to take away choices for people and be the 'moral' police of this nation, because a good portion of christians believe they know better.

      I don't want that to happen. Not the christian 'faith'... because remember faith does not = facts in this context.

      As for the article, you guys have the right to believe as much as you want that 'jesus' saved these people, but, then all the other atroci-ties of the world... Its man's fault, satan did it... as he beat out god in some kind of battle, etc..

      And I find this to be pure, unadulterated non-sense. And your faiths should be questioned. Just like any of the sciences in our world. Why should your or any other religion get a -free pass- as to being put under the lamp of scrutiny.

      Oh no.... how dare you even 'question' my 'beliefs' or make any logic and fact based re-bu-ttals to your faith.

      So, I have no hate for christians, muslims, (except the fanatical xtians or muslims that kill people), they p-i-s-s me off just a tad, or the ones that claim moral and spiritual superiority... as if 'you' know, and the rest of society that may not share your beliefs are less than.

      Anyways... thanks for exchanging ideas....

      October 16, 2010 at 2:39 am |
    • Peace2All


      See my posting above to @Robert Harrison regarding some of my answer to your assertion.

      Sometimes cultural narrative whether it is consciously practiced or imedded in the collective unconscious of society is not only, not good, but can be extremely delusional and detremental.

      You say.... It is 'all' good.... Really..? I guess you haven't seen the destruction and hate done in the 'name of the lord', as He needs His soldiers to stop the immoral inferior godless folk.

      It is the 'actions' that flow from anyone who believes in this biblical myth. Politics, economics, history, --attempting to take away our rights to choose, etc... And i could go on.

      So, no @ED_209, while I can possibly entertain 'some' individual and collective contexts, at times, when it may be useful, but I fervently disagree that we should just 'keep this delusional world-view' going and act as if it is o.k.

      Sir... respectfully, in my opinion, it definitely is not.

      Thanks for discussing...

      October 16, 2010 at 11:22 am |
    • Pdf

      Wonder how many innocent children jesus allowed to suffer and die of starvation while he was busy 'saving' these miners.

      October 16, 2010 at 11:24 am |
    • Peace2All


      Please see my response to @Mark Alexanders postings above. Mark seems to think it is the work of Satan..

      October 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
    • Kenny Jaworski

      Thought you might appreciate this, especially the ending, as a tribute to Christ and faith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N57X29-dWo

      October 17, 2010 at 1:14 am |
    • Joe W

      The bible tells he was raised from the dead, not that He supposedly was raised from the dead. Reporters have a hard time with real history, especially religious history.

      October 18, 2010 at 9:14 am |
    • Terri

      Way to go, Christian! God is using you mightily in Chile. We are a Cornerstone family and pray for you. You have touched lives deeply and helped to bring people to the Savior. Amen, brother!

      October 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
    • david

      the Bible says the end will come when God decides it. Even Jesus does not know when. So as Christians we believe God will do exactly as He said. The miners were relating to the fact that Jesus was in a tomb ( as they were potentially in their tomb) and Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God. The miners used this encouragement to help them get through their entrapment and finally to thank God for His mercy on them, that they were allowed to live another day and had the opportunity to continue on with their lives, hopefully changed forever, and thankful to God for His mercies.

      October 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
    • Baba Elf

      Doubting Thomas, beside himself in joy and disbelief, had to actually place his hand in the opening of the wounds, and was invited to do so by Jesus. Here are genuine disciples who think they have witnessed a miracle. Thus, we see how Jesus’ resuscitation is confused historically and inaccurately termed by Christianity as His miraculous resurrection. In modern times over 13 million people have had similar near-death experiences and have come back to talk about it. Just for a moment ponder the enormous ramifications of what was just stated – such a confusion between resurrection and resuscitation – ramifications that will rewrite all of history for the last two-thousand years and the very canons of Christianity itself. “I and the Father are One. . . Be ye Perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect….”

      October 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
    • Baba Elf

      I've often wondered why it was necessary to have the huge boulder sealing Jesus' tomb 'rolled-away' - given as proof of His exit in His resurrected body, since a resurrected body is not limited to the laws of gravity or matter and passes not only through walls of stone but through Universes.... Was Jesus' near-death experience - as it might be termed today - later mythologized as a 'resurrection experience?' One doesn't go the trouble of carting in 100 pounds of aloes and myrrh as the Gospel of St. John recounts - the most powerful antibiotics known in ancient times.

      October 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
    • Anti-Valdivieso

      Claro Sr valdivieso. me perdonara que no creo en superticiones ni dioses, ni que Ud sea Ingeniero de Minas. De cuales minas?

      Pero que la Mme Bachelet lo habria hecho mejor? Recuerda su incompetencia en el maremoto? En poner orden y parar el saqueo? No Sr. Recuerdo clarito a la Mme Bachelet moviento el tambembe en la fiesta de Don Francisco cuando miles de personas sufrían abandonadas. Por su incompetencia pura. En cualquier otro pais eso se enjuicia. En Chile, con el culto a la personalidad tan tipico, se premia. El actual presidente jugo a ganar y ganó mas alla de todos su propias proyecciones. Un empresario hace eso: Juega y siempre gana. Por favor, Sr Valdivieso, no repita mas lo de Mme Bachelet. Suena soez.

      By the way, It's Pennsylvania....

      October 28, 2010 at 2:24 am |
    • ikantraed

      Honestly, I thought it was an advertisement for some kind of soft drink.. It has a certain look to it.

      October 29, 2010 at 1:33 am |
    • ybs

      There is nothing humble or innocuous about religion or religious sheep. They can fool themselves as much as they want.


      November 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
    • Rex Banner

      Here is what I worship... http://www.wimp.com/arealone/

      7,000 of these in such a tiny space relative to us... each with a potential 10,000 (that's 70 million!) different civilizations, many of those millions of years older than our own. It would be pretty narrow minded and narcissistic of us to think that you and I (and the fortunate miners) are the chosen ones don't you think?

      November 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
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